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European Commission[edit | edit source]

A cloud is

an elastic execution environment of resources involving multiple stakeholders and providing a metered service at multiple granularities for a specified level of quality (of service).[1]

United States[edit | edit source]

A cloud is

[a] model for enabling on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable IT capabilities/resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.[2]

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